Top Saddam Deputy Possibly Caught, Politician Says
Dec. 2 BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Izzat Ibrahim, a top lieutenant of Saddam Hussein and one of the most wanted men in Iraq, may have been killed or captured in a U.S. raid in the city of Kirkuk, a member of the Governing Council said Tuesday. "There was a major action against a highly suspicious objective last night in Kirkuk and it is very possible that Izzat Ibrahim has been captured or killed," Mowaffaq al-Rubaie said, adding that he had been in contact with U.S. forces. There was no immediate comment from the U.S. Army. The U.S. military said last month that Ibrahim was directly involved in attacks on U.S. troops, and put a $10 million price on his head. U.S. forces said they detained Ibrahim's wife and daughter in the town of Samarra. November was the deadliest month for American troops since the start of the war that ousted Saddam, with at least 74 killed in action. Occupying forces also suffered their deadliest single attack during the month, a car bombing in the southern town of Nassiriya that killed 19 Italians and nine Iraqis. A reward of $25 million is still outstanding for information leading to the capture or death of Saddam.
Also, take note of this snippet from another article on the guy - in light of the months we heard from the libs that IRaq was secular and couldn't possibly work with Islamicist terrorists...:
Duri, now 61, was the prime mover behind the ousted regime's adoption of Islamist rhetoric through the 1990s and stands accused by the coalition of playing a leading role in the persistent attacks on its troops.
If I remember right it there have been articles about that said the Iraqi VP who played go-between with Iraq and al Qaeda.